Norfolk Southern, Florida East Coast Railway Further Expand Intermodal Service for customers

Norfolk Southern Corporation and Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) announced Tuesday an expansion of their international and domestic interline services. The Florida Express service, which is already being leveraged by anchor customer, Crowley, creates a two-way transportation solution for customers moving goods between South Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina.

The new service offering builds upon the strong partnership between the two railroads, which continues to allow customers to unlock new supply chain pathways. The partnership relies on a steel wheel interchange in Jacksonville, operating in both directions and expanding services for customers accessing global markets through South Florida.

Crowley, a US-based logistics, marine, and energy solutions company, will engage the Florida Express to help customers in the US, Central America, and the Caribbean Basin expand their options to move textile goods to and from Charlotte for garment and apparel manufacturing. North Carolina currently leads the nation with nearly 20 percent of all US textile exports, the largest textile mill industry, and more than 395 textile manufacturers.

In the future, the Florida Express will accommodate customers moving goods like produce, poultry, and other commodities in the agriculture industry.

Map of Norfolk Southern and Florida East Coast Railway’s new domestic and international intermodal service offering, along with existing offerings.

via Press Release

This article was posted on: March 5, 2024